Special Correspondent

Accuses Varun Gandhi of taking the law into his hands

LUCKNOW: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday justified the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to book the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi, under the National Security Act (NSA).

BSP national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra told reporters here that Mr. Gandhi took the law into his hands and created public disorder. He said “nobody is above law.”

SP-BJP nexus alleged

Reacting to Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh’s criticism, Mr. Mishra said it proved that the SP and the BJP were hand-in-glove and complemented each other.

He dismissed Mr. Singh’s charge that the Pilibhit incidents were stage-managed by the BSP and BJP.

He slammed the SP president for his alliance with the former BJP leader Kalyan Singh and said that their friendship proved that they were two sides of the same coin. He said the Congress criticism reflected its dual character.